Course snapshot

A snapshot of the Certificate IV in Fitness

  • Qualification
    Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215)
  • RTO
    #31489
  • Pre-requisites
    Successful completion of Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) pre-requisite units.

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Course overview

An overview of the Certificate IV in Fitness

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With a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) you are qualified as a Personal Trainer, allowing you to train clients one on one in a gym setting, deliver training sessions outdoors and work with younger adults and children.

The Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) also provides you with the knowledge and skills to ensure you cater for the needs of all individual clients.

As well as providing enhanced career opportunities, completion of this course can also lead to further study at a Diploma level.


Course fees and payment options

Flexible payment options for the Certificate IV in Fitness

  • Instalment plans
    $300 deposit + study load schedule
  • Instalment schedule
    Full time: $118.85 x 26 weeks
    Part time: $59.42 x 52 weeks

Course duration and study options

How to study the Certificate IV in Fitness

  • Delivery mode
    On campus or online 1
  • On campus locations
    Melbourne and Sydney
  • Study mode
    Full time and part time
  • Course duration
    26 - 52 weeks 2

1 Online students will complete a 25 hour internship with a qualified personal trainer of their choice. In addition to completing the online work, students must also attend a practical assessment (with Thursday & Friday or Saturday & Sunday options, 9.30am-5.00pm) in order to complete the practical components of the course. You must complete the workplace internship prior to attendance at the practical assessment.

2 Course duration is dependent on study mode selected. If you select a full time study mode will have up to 6 months to complete, if you select an online part time study mode you will have 12 months to complete.


Course calendar

Complete view of intakes available for the Certificate IV in Fitness.

Online intakes

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
29 26 26 23 28 25 30 27 24 29 26 17

On campus (weekdays)

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Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney (CBD) 17 28 23 18 29 3 7
Melbourne 28 11 23 18 29 3 7

On campus (evening)

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Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney (CBD) 27 24 31 30
Melbourne 27 24 31 30

On campus (weekend)

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Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney (CBD) 26 25 17
Melbourne 26 25 17

Course structure

Full time course outline and competencies for the Certificate IV in Fitness.

Course outline

Within the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) you will complete the following units of study.

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Unit Unit Title
ASP410 Advanced Screening & Scope of Practice
PTE411 Personal Training Essentials
GPT412 Group Personal Training
EYP413 Exercise for Young Peoples
BPT414 Business Essentials for Personal Training

Course competencies

There are 20 units of competency for the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215): 12 core and 8 elective.

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Unit Unit Title
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13-17 years
SISXCCS003 Address client needs
SISSSPT303A Conduct basic warm up and cool down programs
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

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This page was last updated on: Thursday 12 July 2018